LOS ANGELES—Another wave of flight cancellations hit Southland airports Jan. 2, with 207 flights canceled at LAX due to COVID-19 and weather issues.
The airport experienced 208 cancellations on New Year’s Day.
The problems are a continuation from last week, when thousand of flights were canceled worldwide on daily basis.
On Sunday, the tracking site FlightAware.com listed 4,197 canceled flights around the world, 2,518 of which involved flights into or out of the United States.
The scrapped flights are largely blamed on airline staffing shortages caused by the latest surge in COVID-19 cases fueled by the Omicron virus variant.
Weather issues were also causing some of the cancellations.